We’ve mixed feelings about moving. On the one hand we have built some good relationships here, particularly with the local schools. This is our favourite way to fulfil the first instruction in our marching orders:
take the gospel to the whole community
However, I’m not sure we have been so good at the last instruction:
to lead and to train the soldiers in the dedication fo themselves to God and the salvation of the people.
Like Andrew, we have people who think we are out to destroy their corps. Perhaps we have allowed their fears to reign in our faith and vision.
Whatever the impact on Harlow, positive or negative, the selection process seems to have given us a new community and appointment that suit our personalities and gifts. We pray that we will reward the faith placed in us by our leaders, and our calling from God.